Louis van Gaal was desperate for a new striker to save his final season at Old Trafford but Watford rejected the offer, while also fending off interest from China
Manchester United had a £35 million bid for Odion Ighalo rejected by Watford, according to the Sunday Times.
Louis van Gaal was desperate to sign a striker in January in order to save United’s season but Watford turned down the offer for the Nigeria international, who finished the season with 15 goals in 37 Premier League appearances.
The report claims that both clubs agreed not to make the negotiations public so that Ighalo would not become unsettled midway through the season.
Earlier this summer, Watford also rejected a £38m bid for the striker from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG.